A's re-sign RHP Mike Fiers to two-year deal

The Athletics and Mike Fiers have reached a two-year contract for the right-hander to return to Oakland, the team announced Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Associated Press reported Fiers will earn $6 million in 2019 and $8.1 million in 2020.

Fiers, 33, is coming off his best season (12-8, 3.56 ERA) as a major league starter, helping Oakland to an unlikely postseason berth after being acquired in August.

With an expected arbitration number of around $10 million, the A's had initially not tendered Fiers a contract, making him a free agent.

Fiers bounced around from Milwaukee to Houston and then Detroit before landing in Oakland. His career ERA of 4.04 and 8.3 strikeouts per 9 innings are both respectable, and he has earned a reputation as a solid back-of-the-rotation starter.